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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fire III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO Elmarit R MF
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: Dec 31, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50th
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2008

For those interested, here's how i did it:
Shaped a heart of thin wire (3-fold) with an extension at the bottom to mount it on a tripod. wrapped newspaper strips all around it, soaked it with white spirit and placed it on the patio at night. Set it on fire - et voilá. tripod mounted camera was about 10ft away.

The border was made by adding canvas size (white) of 2 px, selecting the new area with magic wand (no feathering), filling with gradient.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.0083
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 7.1915
Avg (non-participants): 6.9639
Views since voting: 13495
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 241
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/02/2013 10:03:48 PM
This is... FABULOUS! I love the creativity and the image!
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01/10/2008 02:29:38 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 6th place!
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01/09/2008 11:38:30 PM
yet another top 10...top 6 in this case...purple patch! Great image. Well done Oliver
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01/09/2008 05:51:35 AM
Oliver. I thought this one was the best shot and most creative during voting. Very cool stuff!

by the way...we all hope the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' timfythetoo gets DQ'd...he's getting a bit obnoxious with his scores and ribbons these days...
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01/09/2008 03:33:26 AM
Cool (hot) shot, Oliver. I'm your 6th place buddy today ;-)
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01/09/2008 02:45:54 AM
nevermind.

Message edited by author 2008-01-12 05:06:25.
01/09/2008 01:01:58 AM
Wow, I really can't believe you didn't get a ribbon for this! Beautifully done!
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01/09/2008 12:05:08 AM
You like collecting these 7 but no ribbon entries. Since you are also into 7 and not even an honorable mention maybe this will interest you. :P

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ETA: Strange I can't post it as an image only as a thumbnail.

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 00:09:26.
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01/09/2008 12:03:32 AM
Dang - a 7+ score and not even an HM. Rough deal.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2008 08:59:09 PM
Wow. Very cool. Nice crisp image, and a great creative idea.
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01/08/2008 06:47:10 PM
nice idea and execution :)
i like how the bottom flames are mainly blue.
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01/08/2008 05:51:37 AM
love your fire shot, very well done
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01/07/2008 07:45:53 PM
creative, unique, different.
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01/07/2008 01:50:34 PM
this is so cool
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01/05/2008 07:59:02 PM
Great idea and well delivered. You should de very well. Good luck!
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01/05/2008 12:45:57 AM
Excellent photo. Putting a gradient on the frame was gutsy, but it works. I'm sorry, but I have no criticisms here because none are necessary - good job and thank you for sharing.
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01/04/2008 11:48:49 PM
the passion that i see here is anger
01/03/2008 09:33:53 PM
Wow very cool. I am glad you were able to make something more out of the fire.
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01/03/2008 05:45:44 PM
I like what you did here... and the border adds too this shot.
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01/03/2008 01:16:38 PM
Wow! This is... HOT!
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01/02/2008 10:56:28 PM
Love the gradient border.
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01/02/2008 10:02:11 PM
Great shot and lovely idea. I think it might be a bit stronger without the border to accentuate the contrast between the black background and the flaming heart.
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01/02/2008 03:08:57 PM
wow! great idea, great shot! Good luck! My first 9
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01/02/2008 01:33:08 PM
Clever, creative and unique.
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01/02/2008 11:19:12 AM
tutorial please!!!!! 10
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01/02/2008 09:23:50 AM
Like abrand getting ready to be set. Nice job. good colors.
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01/02/2008 08:41:51 AM
As I've commented on others so far, a recurring theme seems to be sharpness. I understand that in a lot of cases, low light forces a long shutter and so the flames are blurred, and mostly this is very artistic and a good thing, but it needs to be offset by a sharp focal point. If the shape of the heart was a lot sharper then it would complement the flames more effectively.


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